Auchenblae Heritage Society AGM

Auchenblae Heritage Society holds its annual general meeting on Monday, March 7 and the speaker will be David E Johnston.

Mr Johnston’s presentation will have the theme of ‘James Leslie Mitchell, the Mearns & Me’.

The talk focusses on the links between Mitchell’s writing, the folk and the landscape which inspired him.

It was first delivered to the opening dinner of the Grassic Gibbon Centre, Arburthnott in March 2015.

As the title suggests, Mr Johnston’e essay is an attempt to explain why a ‘sense of place’ has proved to be so important to him as a landscape artist.

In doing so, the presentation will explore the links Mearns landscape, identity, values, identity and history.

The doors will open at 7.30pm at the Church Hall, Auchenblae.

The Grassic Gibbon Centre, where the talk was premiered, celebrates the life work and times of James Leslie Mitchell, the novelist of the Mearns better known by his pen name Lewis Grassic Gibbons.

He is best known for his classic novel Sunset Song, which is set in the Mearns area and Auchenblae features in it.